Preston Cates

R-Sr/R-Sr | 5-7 | Distance | Boulder, Colo. | Fairview HS/Western State

Competed in eight meets… set personal bests in the Mile (4:15.91), 3,000-meters (8:20.24), 5,000-meters (14:09.11), 1,500-meters (3:56.93), and the 10,000-meters (29:57.09)… sixth-place finisher and point scorer at the SEC Outdoor Championships in the 10,000-meters…

Freshman (2018)
Began his first indoor season at the Simmons-Harvey Quad (Jan. 20) competing in the mile where he finished with a time of 4:24.08 … Continued his season at the Razorback Invitational (Jan. 27) finishing fifth in the 3,000 with a time if 8:27.80… Ran 8:48.62 in the 3,000-meters at the John McDonnell Invitational (Apr. 13)… Posted a career-best time in the 10,000-meters at the Mt. SAC Relays (31:02.34)

High School
A two-time cross country letter winner and a one-time track and field letter winner … Also a four-year letter winner in wrestling at Fairview … Placed 21st at the Colorado State Cross Country Championships to help Fairview High School to a third-place finish in Class 5A … Career-bests are 4:34 (1600), 9:58.69 (3,200) and 16:06 (5,000).

Son of Tre and Jennifer Cates … Has one sibling; Trevor Cates.